When people talk about Northern California wine country, they usually mean Napa or Sonoma. But closer to the Pacific, the Carmel Valley offers its own relaxed wine culture bathed in refreshing sea breezes. Dappled with oak trees and surrounded by lavender fields and vineyards, Bernardus is a haven. Fifty-seven tastefully redesigned guest rooms and suites are adorned with custom furnishings, two-person soaking tubs and private balconies or gardens, where you can enjoy a glass of Bernardus wine from your complimentary bar. Wine is also a highlight at the spa, with vinotherapy treatments providing a pampering afternoon escape. For epicures, the resort boasts destination dining at Lucia, while the Bernardus Winery tasting room features the signature Marinus Estate Bordeaux-style red wine, as well as small production bottlings produced in the cool coastal climate vineyards.
Learn more about your next wine country escape at the Bernardus Lodge & Spa official website